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Public health and service agencies in Northwest Ohio

A.C.E.S., Association for Children for

Enforcement of Support, Inc.

2260 Upton Ave., Toledo

472-6609; 800-537-7072

Contact person: Geraldine Jensen

For parents having difficulty collecting child support for children whose parents have divorced. Information and referral for single parents for prevention of child abuse and neglect. Peer support program.

Adopt America Network

1025 N. Reynolds Rd., Toledo

534-3350

Contact person: Brit Eaton, executive director

A nonprofit corporation that matches special-needs children with families. Recruits prospective adoptive families and increases public awareness about adoption concerns.

Ability Center of Greater Toledo

5605 Monroe St., Sylvania

885-5733

Contact person: Jim Harrington, CEO

Branch office:

516 Perry St., Defiance, 782-5441

Contact: Diane Steffel

Promotes full access and participation for the deaf and hard-of-hearing community, including information and referral.

Academy of Medicine of Toledo and Lucas County

4428 Secor Rd., Toledo

473-3200

Contact: Lee F. Wealton, executive director

Referral service provides the name of a physician to newcomers in the community or to persons needing a specialist in a particular field. Assists people in locating their physician or an alternate in an emergency. A speakers' bureau provides physician speakers on a wide variety of medical topics. A mediation committee receives complaints from patients and tries to mediate differences and controversies between physicians and patients.

Addiction Treatment Services At The Crossroads Center

1627 Henthorne Dr., Maumee

865-9144

Contact: William Jones, addiction services treatment director

ATS provides intensive therapy and aftercare treatment. Therapy, education, sexual dependency information, stress management, and lifestyle monitoring.

Adult Parole Authority

One Government Center Room 1013, Toledo

245-2925

Contact: Patti Filipski, unit supervisor

Supervise adults paroled from penal or correctional institutions in Ohio, to insure as nearly as possible the parolee's rehabilitation while providing maximum protection to the public.

Advocacy and Protective Services, Inc.

Northwest Region

5660 Southwyck Blvd. Suite 102, Toledo

861-0962; 800-282-9363

Contact: Cindy Pinson, Teresa Klockowski, Linda Whetsel, representatives

Other branch offices:

514 McManness Blvd. Suite 102, Findlay

423-4799

600 N. River Rd., Tiffin, Ohio

448-1358

Protective service that advocates a better quality of life for developmentally disabled people.

Advocates For Basic Legal Equality

740 Spitzer Building, Toledo

255-0814/ 800-837-0814

Contact: Patricia J. Robb

Branch offices:

311 S. Main St., Bowling Green

334-8899

201 E. Second St., Defiance, 782-3539;

121 N. Arch St., Fremont, 334-8344

237 S. Main St., Findlay, 422-1500

Legal assistance and representation that can benefit large numbers of low income people, including migrant farm workers. Issues include housing education, community development, health care, disability rights. The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program advocates for the rights of people in nursing homes and other adult care services.

Alcoholics Anonymous

4045 Talmadge Rd., Toledo

472-8242

Contact: Karen McQuade, office manager

There are 35 to 40 self-help groups per day in Toledo and surrounding areas. Groups meet in churches, shelter houses, and other locations.

Alcohol and Drug Addiction Board of Lucas County

701 Adams St., Suite 820, Toledo

213-4235

Contact: Ginger Bass, treatment services; Nancy Rice, prevention services

Provides alcohol and drug treatment and prevention services through the following agencies and programs:

Adelante, Inc. 242-8840

Behavioral Connections of Wood County: 352-5387

Bib Brothers/Big Sisters of Northwest Ohio, Inc.: 243-4600

COMPASS: 241-8827

DARE: 877-5377 (Anthony Wayne) or 824-6953 (Sylvania)

Fresh Attitude: 480-1680

Harbor Behavioral Healthcare: 475-4449

Lucas County Prevention Partnership: 866-3611

New Connecting Point: 475-8681 (prevention) or 243-6326 (treatment)

SASI: 243-7274

Self Expression Teen Theatre: 242-2255

St. Anthony Villa: 473-1353

St. Paul's Community Center: 259-4605

TASC: 242-9955

UMADAOP: 255-4444

Unison Behavioral Health Group: 242-9577University of Toledo Binge Drinking Prevention Parternship



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